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Month: October 2020

NWPD warn residents not to fall prey to the CRA tax scam

New Westminster – The New Westminster Police department is warning the public that the Canada Revenue Agency Scam is hitting New Westminster with a renewed intensity. “Unfortunately we recently learned of two victims who lost upwards of $23,000 and $1,600,” stated Media Relations Officer Sergeant Sanjay Kumar. “Both of these people received phone calls claiming […]

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NWPD arrest sexual assault suspect – possibly additional victims

New Westminster – In October of 2020, during the course of an unrelated investigation, the NWPD began investigating a sexual assault. During the course of this investigation, a search warrant was executed and a victim was identified where it was learned that she was allegedly sexually assaulted by a male suspect. Due to the complexities […]

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Update: New Westminster Police Department advising of sexual assault investigations

New Westminster – In August 2020, The New Westminster Police Department Major Crime Unit arrested an adult male masseur after an allegation of sexual assault during a massage. In July 2020, an adult female, New Westminster resident, was receiving a massage at the Healthland Clinic located in the 500 block of 6th Street, New Westminster. […]

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Three New Westminster police constables ride 470 kilometers to raise money for sick kids

New Westminster – On September 21, 2020, three New Westminster Police Department constables laced up their shoes and embarked on a 470 kilometer bicycle ride through the British Columbia interior. Constables Wlodyka, Massoud, and Adam, were training for the Cops for Cancer Tour de Coast when the event had to make some adjustments to accommodate […]

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Charges laid in New Westminster Home Invasion

New Westminster – One person has been charged in relation to a home invasion that occurred in the Connaught Heights. On the morning of August 16, 2020, the New Westminster Police Department responded to a report of a home invasion near 19th Street and 10th Avenue. A group of males, allegedly armed with firearms and […]

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Off-duty police officer responds to fatal single vehicle collision on Jamieson Court

New Westminster – On October 16th 2020, at approximately 9:30 pm an off-duty police officer was in the area of Jamieson Court when he heard a vehicle collide into a series of retaining walls. The officer rushed to the scene of the single-vehicle collision to find a female driver who had sustained serious injuries in […]

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Sergeant Kumar appointed to NWPD Media Relations Officer

New Westminster – Sergeant Kumar has stepped into the role of Media Relations Officer at the New Westminster Police Department. Sergeant Kumar joined the New Westminster Police Department in 2005. In addition to spending time on patrol, Sergeant Kumar spent seven years on the Emergency Response Team and three years on the Major Crime Unit. […]

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*Located* High risk missing person Star Mary Payou

*Update* Miss Payou has been found safe. New Westminster – The New Westminster Police Department is seeking public assistance in the search for missing person Star Mary Payou. Miss Payou was last seen on October 11, 2020 in New Westminster. Miss Payou is described as an Indigenous female, 37 years old, 5’6” tall, with a […]

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Suspect charged in 2019 stabbing incident

New Westminster – On June 22nd, 2019 at approximately 11:40 pm, New Westminster Police Department patrol members responded to a report of a stabbing outside of the MagnetiQ night club located at 27 Church Street, New Westminster. When officers arrived they located a man suffering from serious injuries.  Officers provided assistance and he was transported […]

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Charges laid in investigation into Westminster Pier Park Fire

New Westminster – One person has been charged following an investigation into the Westminster Pier Park fire. As a result of the investigation, an arrest was made and a search warrant was executed in New Westminster. The fire occurred on September 13, 2020 and engulfed the old-pier section of the riverfront greenspace. Detectives collaborated with […]

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